At the Bay of Fundy, the shape of the coastline dramatically increases tides resulting in the largest tidal range in the world. At Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick, giant rocks are perched on the shore. The shifting of the earth’s crust ripped the layers of rock apart, glaciers carved into the cracks, and the sea continues to erode the base. According to MicMac legend, the rocks were created by great whales when they turned their runaway slaves to stone. These legends always seem to bring a place to life for me.
I made this image before sunrise. The trick to photographing here is to find a day when low tide is concurrent with sunrise since it faces eastward. At high tide you cannot get to the rocks unless you kayak or canoe.
This image is a blend of 4 exposures combined in Photomatix.